Both the Rural Municipal Administrator's Association of Saskatchewan (RMAA) and the Urban Municipal Administrators Association of Saskatchewan (UMAAS) have a Board of Examiners that certify administrators to work in Saskatchewan.
A certificate in Local Government Administration is the basis of training to be a municipal administrator. Other university degrees, such as Public Administration or Political Science, may be acceptable at the discretion of the Rural or Urban Board of Examiners. The Board of Examiners may also have additional requirements that must be considered for certification, which can be determined by reviewing their qualifications:
Below is a list of organizations offering educational programs that may be of benefit to municipal administrators.
- Business Diploma (Municipal Administration specialization)
A two-year program offered by Saskatchewan Polytechnic with the option to specialized in Municipal Administration.
- Certificate in Local Government Administration Program
A program of correspondence studies leading to a Certificate in Local Government Administration from the University of Regina.
- Municipal Essentials Program
A training program for municipal administrators, foremen, and council members provided by Southeast College.
- National Advanced Certificate in Local Authority Administration (NACLAA)
This organization provides learning opportunities for local government officials interested in advancing their careers within the municipal civil service.
- Saskatchewan Municipal Leadership Development Program
A series of workshops targeting specific issues of importance to northern, rural and urban municipalities.
- Municipal Sector Governance Program
An online program for local government officials from the Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy.